Sodexo’s Mobile Recruitment Strategy Recognised With Multiple Awards

Posted on November 15, 2012 by


Sodexo’s mobile recruitment strategy was recognised by two organisations for its forward thinking approaches to talent acquisition in an increasingly competitive labour market, and its pioneering adoption of innovation and technology to attract and retain diverse, top talent in an increasingly mobile, digital world.

Workforce Management Magazine cited Sodexo as the winner of the 2012 Optimas Award for Vision and the Society for New Communications Research conferred the 2012 SNCR Award for Mobile Media to the company.

“We are proud to accept these awards that recognise our mobile recruitment strategy,” said Arie Ball, Sodexo’s Vice President sourcing and Talent Acquisition. “Our goal continues to be focused on finding and hiring the best talent through strategic and innovative uses of technology.”

With the launch of its mobile careers platform, including its mobile job app, built by , Sodexo makes it possible for employees and candidates to connect with its team, learn about the Sodexo culture, search for career opportunities and apply to jobs, all from a mobile device.

Since successfully launching the mobile app in March 2012, downloads have exceeded 8,500; more than 3,400 candidate applications were submitted via mobile; and Sodexo’s mobile app has led to more than 1,480 new Sodexo Talent Community members.

Yet, while the mobile strategy positions Sodexo as a top employer, results have demonstrated that the mobile app has also had a particularly strong impact on attracting diverse talent, who have a high usage of mobile devices. Early statistics show that Sodexo’s diversity of candidate slates is up 7.1 percent since the Sodexo Jobs app was launched.

Additionally, Sodexo’s own employees especially appreciate the ease with which they can seek out their next position within the company through the on-the-go access to all of the company’s online properties. Of the 36 total hires that came from mobile applicants, 20 were internal employees.

Workforce Management’s Optimas awards are given to companies across the globe in recognition of workforce management initiatives that directly improve business results. This year’s recognition is Sodexo’s fourth Optimas award. SNCR awards are given in recognition of communication initiatives that exhibit technical excellence, creativity and innovation, effectiveness, measurable outcomes and overall success. This year’s recognition is Sodexo’s second SNCR award.

Sodexo is the leader in Quality of Life services, interacting with more than 10 million customers every day in North America in corporations, health care, long-term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites.

Sodexo’s strategy includes a keen focus on providing clients with services that add value to the overall experience of their customers, leveraging expertise in talent acquisition and human resources to hire, retain and develop strong employees, embracing inclusion of people and diversity of thought as a competitive advantage, and acting as a socially responsible corporation that is committed to improving the communities they serve.

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About Sodexo

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Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, and Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions

Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organisations.

Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services.

Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates

Sodexo was pleased to partner with All The Top Bananas in developing this innovative recruitment solution.  From our initial introduction, Kris and his team shared our vision to do what “could not be done”; to offer a full candidate application via mobile device.  ATTB worked closely with Sodexo’s IS&T and recruitment teams, our ATS partner and multiple vendors to achieve this goal.  The resulting apps enable all candidates to immerse themselves in the Sodexo Careers online presence including the Sodexo Careers Blog and social media properties as well as apply directly to jobs in just a few clicks on their mobile device.  The apps support multiple aspects of Sodexo’s Talent Acquisition strategy including promoting an inclusive workplace and encouraging the internal mobility or our people.  Just as the power of Sodexo is the quality of our people, the innovative and collaborative individuals that make up the ATTB team make them an ideal partner for developing mobile recruitment solutions for your business. Anthony Scarpino MS, RD, LDN 
Senior Director
Talent Acquisition The worlds leading mobile recruitment app specialists.

Cris Bradshaw Commercial Director at AllTheTopbananas said,”We are very proud to have been chosen by Sodexo to design and build their award winning mobile recruitment apps. We built and launched them on all key platforms, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and HTML Mobile and we congratulate them on their success.”

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